Thursday Morning Rundown

Earth Day Planting at Walker Nature Education Center/Credit: Reston Association

Great Grapes Returns — Great Grapes! wine and food festival returns to Reston Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Hundreds of wines will be be available for tasting, along with food vendors and great shopping opportunities. [Great Grapes]

Chapter Two Debuts — The Reston Community Players production of Neil Simon’s Chapter Two opens Friday at the Reston Community Center. Performances are also Saturday, as well as May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10. All are 8 p.m., except May 4, which is a 2 p.m. matinee. [Reston Community Players]

Tops in Contracting — Several big companies with Reston/Herndon headquarters had a great year in government contracting despite 2013’s sequestration. [Washington Business Journal]

Saturday: Southgate Community Day — There will be music, food, games and family fun at Southgate Community Center’s Annual Southgate Community Day on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. Southgate Community Center located at 12125 Pinecrest Road. The event is free [Fairfax County]

Photo: Earth Day plating at Walker Nature Education Center/Credit: Reston Association

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